Location and activities
Polovnik House is set in the centre of the peaceful village of Srpenica with views over the village square and the stunning Julian Alps beyond and with access to the Soca River in easy walking distance (The village of Srpenica is an access point to the Soca River for rafting and kayaking). Closest restaurant and convenience store are in the next village Zaga (cca 3 km). Please note, the house is near the local church and the bells are rung first thing every morning, which is not uncommon in a lot of Slovenian villages - it is a nation of enthusiastic bell ringers!
Circa 10 km South is the lovely historic town of Kobarid which offers some of Slovenia's best restaurants and a fascinating museum to the role of the area as a major front in the first world war. 10 km in the other direction is the attractive resort town of Bovec at the head of the Soca Valley which offers a wide range of shops, some fantastic restaurants and various other amenities, not to mention a pretty main square, lovely buildings and a great atmosphere (Bovec is a magnet for adventure sports enthusiasts which gives the place a vibrant, active, outdoors feel).
Bovec is also the location of the gondola up to skiing at Kanin - Sella Nevea excellent cross-border resort (also open in summer for spectacular walking and mountain biking), which is just 10 minutes drive from the house. There is a wide range of other ski areas in Slovenia / Italy / Austria within day trip distance from the property.
There is a huge range of outdoor activities in the area from hiking and mountain biking, which are possible from your doorstep in Srpenica, river pursuits such as rafting, kayaking, canyoning & flyfishing and mountain sports including paragliding and skiing. The area focuses around the “Emerald” Soca River which is a remarkably beautiful and unspoilt river valley with its source in the heart of the Triglav National Park (a pristine alpine wilderness with its border just outside Bovec) and running down to the Italian Adriatic. There is a wonderful lake just 20 minutes from Bovec over the Predel pass into Italy – called Raibl Lake; it is a stunningly beautiful and wild lake between the Kanin and Montaz massifs in the "forgotten" valley which runs from Tarvisio to Sella Nevea. Kobarid is the other main town of interest in the area. Further down the valley is the spectacular Tolminska Korita (Tolmin gorge) and a pretty lake at Most na Soci.
Polovnik House sets excellent standards of accommodation and comfort for up to 8 people with a great deal of care and attention put into it by its owners. A wonderful place for a couple, family or group of friends to be based to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Soca Valley.
The house offers a large open plan kitchen, dining room and living room with log burner. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms, one with balcony and great mountain views. In addition there are two bathrooms, double sofa bed in the living room, kitchen storeroom and cellar room for storage of skis etc.